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The GetSetUp community is celebrating photography month with a photo series and a fun photo challenge! Learn tips and tricks from Guide Scott to make your photography even better!


National Photography Month is a great way to capture our cherished memories, preserve history, share culture, and preserve a moment. Throughout May we encourage our learners to celebrate their artistic talent as photographers! May first became national photography month in 1987 and since then has been a month to celebrate photography with competitions, exhibitions and lots of activities. The GetSetUp community is celebrating photography month with a photo series and a fun photo challenge!

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Participate in the Photo Challenge

Guide Scott is celebrating photography with a weekly photo challenge. Make sure you submit your photos to him at

Each week has a different themed photo for submission.

May 7 - Spring Flowers

May 14 - Birds

May 21 - Dogs

May 28 - Cats

Photos are shared during the Photo Challenge of the Week class, Scott gives constructive feedback and discussion, and then they're voted on.

The challenge winner each week gets a gift from GSU.

Join The Photo Challenge

Scott’s 3 tips for great photos

In classes Scott will be sharing the secrets to great photography. So make sure you check out the photography series to learn more. However, as a sneak peek for photographers itching to start clicking he recommends:

  1. Take pictures no matter what the weather.
  2. Try unusual angles.
  3. When capturing people and animals, keep their eyes in focus.

Once you have your photographs organized don't miss the opportunity to share them and enter to win the weekly photo challenge!

Photo Challenge of the Week

Join your fellow shutterbugs for a weekly get-together to share your latest photos. Each week will be devoted to a certain type of photo, announced the prior week. Just send your photos in, and we'll share them and hear the stories behind them when we meet. We'll also vote for the best photo of the week, with the winner getting a gift from GetSetUp. Get ready to show off your pics!

Submit your photos to:

Join the Photo Challenge

Enhance your photo skills with the photo series

Want to learn more about taking better pictures? Hop in one of these great photography classes to learn how to take better photographs. Make the most of photography month by improving your artistic skills!

Learn Photography Like a Pro

Want to create beautiful images like the pros do? Join these classes to learn about different types of photography and to hone your skills. Put your new skills into practice and participate in our weekly photo challenge. Maybe you'll be the next Ansel Adams!

Pet Photography Tips

Learn some tricks for capturing your dog, at, or other pet in all their glory. Discover how to get their attention when you're taking their picture, and how to capture the best candid shots.

How to Take Great Pictures With Your iPhone

Smartphone cameras are incredibly capable—with more options and functions than you may realize. In this course, we’ll cover various functions of your smartphone camera. You’ll learn how your phone camera can help you compose a shot. You’ll discover how to take striking portraits and panoramic pictures. And you’ll learn how to edit your photos to make them even more dazzling.

Magic of Photo Apps! Turn Digital Photos into Works of Art

Would you like to take your digital photos from 'OK' to great? Learn how to find and get started using some of the best free photo editing apps. See how you can fix pictures and enhance photos so they look more professional.

Become a Nature Photographer - Wildlife

Interested in wildlife photography? Shooting photos of wildlife comes with its own challenges such as low light, moving subjects, etc. Join this session to learn the basics of wildlife photography so you can get started capturing great images of birds and other wild animals.

Photography Q&A with GetSetUp Guide Scott

Join us for an open hour devoted to Photography. You can ask questions, get guidance, share projects you're working on, and meet others who are interested in Photography.

Extra Camera Lenses for Your Smartphone: Take Photos Like the Pros

You're not limited to the lens or lenses on your smartphone. Smartphone lens kits allow you to take pictures that you once could only get with pricey camera lenses such as extreme closeups, macro shots and more. Join this session to find out where you can get them along with tips for using them

Macro Photography: Make Mountains Out of Molehills

Learn the fundamentals of doing extreme closeups of small objects, including insects, flowers, food, and jewelry. Discover the equipment you need for your camera or smartphone and the techniques to use to get incredible macro shots.

Become a Nature Photographer - Landscapes

Love to take photos of sites and scenery? In this session you'll discover how to shoot landscapes, leveraging the best weather, lighting conditions, and composition.

Take Beautiful Portraits of Your Family and Friends

Photos of friends and family are wonderful to have and share. Join this session to learn the basics of good portrait photography when taking pictures with your digital camera or smartphone.

Already know the basics? Learn how to make the most of your photos with this more advanced series.

Make The Most Of Your Photos

So, you've taken a bunch of pictures! Now what? Join these classes to learn how to create using your own photographs as inspiration.


Whatever you do this month make sure you're celebrating photography month by capturing the memories of May in your communities!

May 18, 2022

Classes by:

Liz Miller

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